NORTHLANE - Reveal New Single and Video "Bloodline", Announce Alien World Tour

Northlane are back with new single and music video "Bloodline", taken from the upcoming album "Alien", out August 2nd, 2019.

Sydney metallers Northlane announce the upcoming release of their fifth studio album "Alien", out August 2nd via UNFD. Pre-order "Alien" now; the album is available as exclusive vinyl, CD and merchandise options in limited quantities worldwide via or

For a band that has traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, "Alien" is easily the most personal statement of their career. “I was raised in hell but I made it out”, says Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge. “Raised in a place I shouldn’t have been, and no child should have been. But I’ve been able to break free”.

Remarkably, there is hope to be found, particularly on first single "Bloodline". “'Bloodline' was one of the first songs that came about in the writing process for the album. When we were trying to decide what we wanted to write about, we decided early on that we wanted to keep the album pretty personal. I wanted to tell the stories of my upbringing and the ups and downs that come along with that”, says Marcus Bridge.

He adds: “It talks about that idea of growing up in a broken home despite all odds and what might be expected of someone who grows up like that. You are able to be what people think of you and break out of that spiral, that terrible world. For me, that’s a mix of telling the story simple, but then it also tells some parts of my story in really fine detail. For example, the second verse goes into a lot of moments that I actually remember growing up and these landmarks - all these things I remember seeing. This song is a perfect way to sum up the album and also be the first toe in the water to be able to tell this story”.

Once again, Northlane teamed up with director Jason Eshraghian on the "Bloodline" video; watch it here. The band has been collaborating with Jason since 2014 and he is best known for his cinematic use of visual effects and layered storytelling. The video follows the abusive relationship between a father and his son. Marcus says: “It was a pretty clear choice to work with Jason, who has done all our videos since I’ve joined the band”.

“We’ve grown as a band together with Jason. He understands the stories we’re trying to tell through our videos. When it came down to the more personal subject, I don’t think it would have been possible to do it with someone we hadn’t worked with before because I don’t know if I would have felt comfortable having someone that we hadn’t worked with before telling this story and someone that doesn’t really know me and know how I want to tell this story".

“Jason delivered again, and this video is one of my favourite videos that I have ever done. It goes into some fine detail once again about that environment of growing up around parents who use drugs, violent parents and all that stuff that a lot of people do deal with that maybe don’t feel comfortable talking about. This video is going to make you feel pretty uncomfortable, but I think it’s a story that isn’t really told often enough”.

While some long-time listeners might assume that the title "Alien" is a continuation of the space and futuristic themes that have characterised previous Northlane albums, it’s instead a reflection of the alienation Bridge felt as a child “who grew up in a weird, unusual household and who was bullied at school because of it”.

Produced by the band themselves, the album was recorded at Chris Blancato’s studio in Sydney, where Northlane recorded their first EP, 2010’s "Hollow Existence". Bridge did his vocals at Sydney’s Electric Sun Studios, where the quintet made their 2011 debut album "Discoveries".

For a band marking their 10th anniversary in 2019, "Alien" is a bold leap forward: the work of a group fighting their way out of their corner by moving forward rather than looking back. Their previous three albums may have debuted in the Top 5 in Australia – with "Node" landing at Number One before going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, an accolade also awarded to Mesmer – but Northlane are in no mood to play it safe.

"Alien" Tracklist:

1. Details Matter
2. Bloodline
3. 4D
4. Talking Heads
5. Freefall
6. Jinn
7. Eclipse
8. Rift
9. Paradigm
10. Vultures
 11. Sleepless


Tickets available from


Wednesday August 14 - Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Friday August 16 - El Corazon, Seattle WA
Saturday August 17 - The Bittmore, Vancouver BC
Sunday August 18 - Bossanova Ballroom, Portland OR
Tuesday August 20 - The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Wednesday August 21 - Marquis Theater, Denver CO
Friday August 23 - Amsterdam Bar & Hall, St Paul MN
Saturday August 24 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
Sunday August 25 - The Shelter, Detroit MI
Tuesday August 27 - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Wednesday August 28 - The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday August 29 - Mod Club, Toronto ON
Friday August 30 - Fairmount Theatre, Montreal QC
Saturday August 31 - Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA
Sunday September 1 - The Gramercy Theatre, New York NY
Tuesday September 3 - The Foundry @ The Fillmore, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday September 4 - Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore MD
Thursday September 5 - The Blind Tiger, Greensboro NC
Friday September 6 - The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
Saturday September 7 - The Orpheum, Tampa FL
Monday September 9 - White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Tuesday September 10 - Gas Monkey Bar N Grill, Dallas TX
Wednesday September 11 - Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
Friday September 13 - The Nile Theater, Mesa AZ
Saturday September 14 - Chain Reaction, Anaheim CA
Sunday September 15 - Teregram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA


Friday October 11 - Roundhouse, Sydney NSW
Saturday October 12 - Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Friday October 18 - 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Saturday October 19 - Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide SA
Sunday October 20 - Capitol, Perth WA

(Support Silent Planet, Void Of Vision)

Friday November 22 - WeiBe Rose, Karlsruhe DE
Saturday November 23 - Le Gius, Paris FR
Sunday November 24 - Zappa, Antwerp BE
Tuesday November 26 - Stylus, Leeds UK
Wednesday November 27 - Academy 2, Manchester UK
Thursday November 28 - Engine Rooms, Southampton UK
Friday November 29 - Garage, Glasgow UK
Saturday November 30 - O2 Academy 2, Birmingham UK
Sunday December 1 - Electric Brixton, London UK
Tuesday December 3 - Patronaat, Haarlem NL
Wednesday December 4 - Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen DK
Thursday December 5 - Lokomotivet, Eskilstuna, Sweden SE
Saturday December 7 - On The Rocks, Helsinki FI
Monday December 9 - Trädgån, Gotenburg SE
Tuesday December 10 - Markthalle, Hamburg DE
Wednesday December 11 - SO36, Berlin DE
Thursday December 12 - Proxima, Warsaw PL
Friday December 13 - Conne Island, Leipzig DE
Saturday December 14 - Palac Akropolis, Prague CZ
Sunday December 15 - Flex, Vienna AT
Tuesday December 17 - Backstage, Munich DE
Wednesday December 18 - Kiff, Aarau CH
Thursday December 19 - Den Atelier, Luxembourg LU
Friday December 20 - Essigfabrik, Köln DE
Saturday December 21 - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden DE